Helpful Information about Highland Lynx Kittens & Desert Lynx kittens

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Information

Registered Through - Rare Exotic Feline Registry (REFR)


Highland Lynx (curled ears)  - Desert Lynx (straight ears) 


ACRONYMS

  

CE   Curled Ears

LT   Long Tail

ST   Short Tail

SH   Short Hair

LH   Long Hair

PF   Polydactyl Feet (Extra toes)

SF   Straight Feet

HL   Hock Length Tail

Size and Lifespan

Males weigh around 12-25 lbs. 

Females weigh between 8-16 lbs. 

Highland Lynx cats are of a medium to large size
Males take longer to mature than females 

Their life span ranges the same as other domesticated cats, from 12 to 18 years

Temperament

Highland & Desert Lynx cats are extremely intelligent, friendly, active, and playful. They are very social. They quickly settle in and become a part of the family. You’ll find they are very affectionate and will enjoy snuggling with you at night or just being held.


Compared to other domesticated cat breeds, the Highland & Desert Lynx are much more like a dog. They are easy to train to walk on a leash, fetch, and more. They love your attention, from just holding them to actively playing with them.  They make wonderful companions.

Spay and Neuter

It’s in your best interest to spay or neuter your kitten at a young age. Unaltered males as they mature will begin to mark (spray) their territory which can be very unpleasant to live with. Neutered cats also tend to be calmer. 


Unaltered females will go into heat as they mature. Often as early as five months. When in heat it alters their behavior. For example, they make very unpleasant noises, become agitated, and want out to find a male. Spaying a female before she has her first heat greatly reduces the risk of certain cancers.


Check with your Vet for additional information and when the best age to do this is for your kitten.